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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

First Communion Day


A huge thank you to all parents who made the post-Communion reception in the Hall such a success on Saturday last. We  took the opportunity, at the end of Mass to thank Mrs Stapleton for all her work  and dedication during her teaching career. We would like to wish her all the very best as she begins the next chapter of her life.

Happy Easter 2019


We were delighted once again to bring the Easter Bunny to visit all our young boys and girls in school. The eggs were scattered about, the treats were ready and  220 boys and girls arrived to the GAA pitch to begin their hunt for clues and eggs. Once again, we were delighted to support local industry, Cocoa Couture who supplied the yummy treats. Thank you to all the parents who helped to make this another successful day.

Table Quiz 2019


We held our annual table quiz on Wednesday 27th. The hall was packed with 25 teams of eager boys and girls from Timahoe, Stradbally, Ballyroan, the Heath and , of course, Ratheniska! Following several rounds of testing questions, our own boys and girls came out on top. Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser and to the parents who organised the night.

Chocolate for all!


All the children received a chocolate treat today from the Parents’Association. We sourced this from  a local business Cocoa Couture which is based in Mountmellick. All the produce is from sustainable sources and the packaging is degradable and compostable.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents, students and teachers for their help, cooperation and participation during Term 1. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to an equally busy Term 2.

Halloween Disco 2018


We held our Annual Halloween Disco on Wednesday 24th. As usual, the spooky atmosphere created by Brian Phelan and Danny Brennan added hugely to the evening. A huge thank you to all who came and enjoyed the night, both parents and children.


Aprés Match!


The boys and girls from 5th and 6th Classes took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Finals on Wednesday and after the matches, we all went to Supermacs to celebrate the end of the football season for the year. Thanks to the continued support from all our parents, we were able to fund this for all the footballers.


AGM 2018


At our AGM last week, the following officers were re-elected.

Chairperson – Chris Knowles

Secretary- Teresina Dermody

Treasurer- Maeve Conroy

Many issues were discussed including the running of the up-coming Halloween Disco and our Christmas Fundraiser. All parents are welcome to join the committee at any stage and any help at our events will be greatly appreciated. Keep up to date on our Parents Association Facebook page.

GDPR Compliance


We, the Parents’ Association of Ratheniska NS have a duty to be compliant with the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018. Click here to view our policy.

Meet & Greet!


We would like to welcome each and everyone back to a new school year. As usual, we have a busy schedule ahead and to start off with, we are holding a “Meet & Greet” night at the school on Tuesday 25th September at 8.30pm. This will be an opportunity to reacquaint with those we haven’t met for a while and to get to know some more of the members of our school community. We look forward especially to meeting all those who are new to our school.

Summer Disco 2018


Our final event of the school year was very successful and great fun, as we got in the mood for Summer at our annual Summer Disco. We bopped and rocked the night away, said farewell to 6th class and looked forward to many great events in the coming year.

Thank you to all parents and children for your support, cooperation and help during the year. We look forward to working with you all again next year!